Hillary Clinton: Investigating My Classified Email Abuse is the ‘Real’ Witch Hunt
Former secretary of states tries to discredit Trump by using his terminology
Hillary Clinton claims the State Department’s investigation into her private email server usage is the “real” "witch hunt,” a remark that seemingly attempts to delegitimize President Donald Trump's terminology to describe the Democrats' push to remove him from office.
Speaking to NowThis News, Clinton referred to the investigation into her mishandling classified information as the "real one."
“It’s a witch hunt. It’s a real one, unlike the kind of things Trump talks about,” Clinton said.
“It is meant to raise the specter about my emails, which were investigated endlessly,” she said.
“If the Republicans and Trump and his supporters in the media can muddy the waters and raise all kinds of crazy conspiracy theories, then maybe people won’t pay attention to the danger he poses to our country,” she added.
On Saturday, State Department officials informed up to 130 Clinton aides that they were found to be “culpable” of handling classified information lower than they should have been when transmitted through the private server, according to The Washington Post.
The probe was slammed by former Obama officials who tried to discredit the investigation by accusing the Trump administration of political retribution.
But one official retorted that “the process is set up in a manner to completely avoid any appearance of political bias.”
“This has nothing to do with who is in the White House,” affirmed another official.
“This is about the time it took to go through millions of emails, which is about three and a half years.”
In June, Neon Nettle reported the State Department found 23 “violations” and 7 “infractions" in the ongoing probe into Clinton's emails.
The State Dept. identified “multiple security incidents” involving at least 15 individuals in the handling of Hillary Clinton’s emails as part of an ongoing probe into her use of a private email server.
The incidents were detailed in a report sent to Sen. Chuck Grassley (R–IA), who pushed the inquiry earlier in the year.
"To this point, the Department has assessed culpability to 15 individuals, some of whom were culpable in multiple security incidents,” Mary Elizabeth Taylor, the State Department’s Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of Legislative Affairs, wrote in a letter to Senator Grassley.
The New York Post reported that the State Department said in a letter that they had identified 30 security incidents regarding the handling of Hillary Clinton’s emails.
Last week, Clinton slammed Trump during a new interview, claiming that her president is "obsessed with me."
Clinton made the outlandish comments during an interview that aired on Sunday, insisting that President Trump is “obsessed” with her because he is “an illegitimate president.”
Hillary was joined by her daughter, Chelsea, for the Trump-bashing interview on “CBS Sunday Morning.”